One of the most important procedures that you should undertake to make your floor look new is tile grout repair. This is because the grout and tiles always look very dirty and repulsive after some time. You find that when it comes to tile grout repair, you will not have to hire the services of a professional since you can do it yourself. In this text we are going to cover the steps that are followed in tile grout repair without hiring a professional.
Before anything, you should buy the grout. You should make sure that you buy the grout that is currently use on the floor. Apart from that, when changing the color of the grout you should try and make it almost similar to the one you are replacing to create that uniformity.
The next thing that you should do is to remove loose and damaged grout. This should be facilitated by the help of a grout saw which is supposed to be run back and forth along the seams. Remember to carry out this exercise gently not to damage the tiles.
Having done that, you should then clean the seams. One thing that you should start with is using a bottle spray and some cold water to wet the areas where you have removed the grout. You should then proceed to scrubbing the seams with a toothbrush to remove some of the grout that you freed with the grout saw. After which you should take an old towel or rag to wipe excess water or grout.
This step should be followed by mixing the tile grout. In this case, you will be guided by the instruction on the bag of tile grout that you bought. Another important thing to do is to follow all the instructions that are given in mixing the tile grout to the latter. You can use some old containers in mixing the grout and throw it away after use.
After mixing, you should spread the grout. Using a group float, spread the grout to fill the seams completely besides ensuring that the grout is as straight as possible. In addition, you should also make sure that you use the edge of the grout float to match other grout that are not leveled.
After that you should use a sponge to clean the tiles in sections to remove the excess grout as you go. It is necessary that you do it immediately since the grout may dry up and be hard to clean.
Lastly, you should polish the tiles. Wait for the tiles to dry and take a soft towel and use it to buff the tiles where the grout was applied.